BUPA call centre staff to volunteer to handle Comic Relief calls

first_img  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 March 2007 | News BUPA call centre staff to volunteer to handle Comic Relief calls Indeed, employees from all areas of BUPA will be donning Red Noses and raising money for Comic Relief: every pound collected will be matched by BUPA’s Community Connections. Call centre staff at BUPA Health Insurance in Manchester and Staines are once again volunteering to help handle telephone donations for Comic Relief next week.Over one million people are expected to call the Comic Relief Donation line on 16 March. To help cope with demand during the five and a half hours during which the lines stay open, BUPA have lined up 400 volunteers to staff around 160 lines to take their donations.On the last Red Nose Day in 2005 the two BUPA Health Insurance call centres handled 7,600 calls and took over £200,000 in donations. Advertisementcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Individual giving Volunteeringlast_img read more

App alerts students to discounts

first_imgStudents will receive reminders to visit local businesses that offer discounts by downloading Vidappe, a mobile application that connects users with 41 discounts in the South Bend area. Star Li, a 2010 graduate of Cornell University, and a friend developed the free application for the iPhone and Android to remind people when they are near businesses that offer special deals. “It’s kind of like having a service following you around reminding you to do stuff,” Li said. “You would start getting alerts for all 41. Within the settings, you can choose what type of alerts you get. If you don’t want to get alerts for restaurants, you can turn that off.” Users subscribe to receive alerts for a specific program of discounts, Li said. They then indicate whether they are walking or driving, and Vidappe alerts users when they approach businesses in the program. Students can redeem discounts with their Notre Dame or Saint Mary’s identification cards. “It’s definitely quite different from a lot of apps out there that you download and forget about immediately,” she said. “The app is always on and if it notices that you’re getting close to something, it sends you an alert. You yourself will never actually have to think about anything.” Vidappe works in conjunction with Students for South Bend, a student government initiative that organizes local discounts for Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College and Holy Cross students, student body vice president Brett Rocheleau said. The Student Activities Office (SAO) will decide within the next week whether to support Vidappe, Rocheleau said. If SAO approves the application, student government will promote it. “We’ll have it at COR [Council of Representatives], we’ll have it at [Student] Senate, we’ll maybe go to HPC [Hall Presidents Council],” he said. Rocheleau also said student government might utilize the off-campus e-mail listserv to reach students that are most likely to use Vidappe. Vidappe users can subscribe to the University College Discounts program, which offers approximately 20 additional discounts, Li said. “It sort of aggregates all programs available to college students nationwide,” Li said. “Because there are over 170 programs, you can literally subscribe to any program that applies to you.” Li released the iPhone application in June and the Android version in August, she said. There are currently six users participating in Vidappe’s Students for South Bend program. “I think that was actually a really bad time because all the students were out for the summer, so even though [Vidappe] has been out for a while, we haven’t been able to get a hold of anyone,” Li said. “It’s popular in odd pockets of the U.S. right now, but I’m definitely trying to expand it.” Li developed the application after she noticed that many people forget which businesses offer discounts. “It’s kind of like, ‘I’ll check out the discounts online and remind myself to use my student ID to save at Indulgence, but I’ll probably forget about this five minutes later,’” Li said. “‘On the other hand, Vidappe will remind me to save at Indulgence when I’m a block away, and because I’m so physically close by already, I’m much more likely to go in and check it out.’” Rocheleau downloaded the application on an iPhone and an Android approximately a month ago. “The app has been very successful, especially on my phone,” he said. “There’ve been two or three different upgrades so far.” Rocheleau said in the past, discounts through the Students for South Bend Program were only listed on paper and on the student government website, so many students did not know about them. “The app is a nice way for our discounts to be promoted and for students not to have to carry around papers and remember what that discount is,” he said. Feedback about Vidappe has been positive so far, Li said. “I think the response I’ve been getting most is people saying, ‘I had no idea that restaurant offered a discount. I used to go there all the time and I had no idea,’” Li said. “In a lot of cases, it was people being really surprised they had stuff around town.”last_img read more

Miami-Dade mayor arlos Gimenez to close restaurant dining rooms, fitness centers, gyms & more

first_imgMiami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced he will be signing an emergency order that will issue the closures of restaurant dining rooms, ballrooms, banquet facilities, party venues, gyms and fitness centers, and short-term rentals.Restaurants will still be allowed to operate for takeout and delivery services.The closures will go into effect  July 8th.“At this time, I plan to keep open various outdoor activities, including condominium and hotel pools with strict social distancing and masks rules, as well as summer camps and child daycare centers with strict capacity limits, requiring masks and social distancing of at least 6 feet,” he said in a statement.For more information, click here.last_img read more

Bafana Bafana show support for football friday

first_imgKimberley, Friday, 18th September 2009 – Bafana Bafana, South Africa’s national football team demonstrated support for Football Friday today, in the capital of the Northern Cape, Kimberley at a visit to Tetlhanyo High School. The school was attended by Bafana Bafana striker, Richard Henyekane.With less than 40 Fridays before the FIFA 2010 World Cup™, the squad encouraged all South Africans to “play for Team South Africa” by participating in the Football Friday initiative. Since its 4th September launch, we are seeing South Africans wearing football kit every Friday, in anticipation of the event and in support of African teams who will compete in the tournament.Football Friday calls for South Africans to wear a football shirt every Friday up until, and even throughout the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off on the ultimate Football Friday, 11th June 2010.Bafana Bafana visited the Kimberley school in “Football Friday” style, ahead of their international friendly match against Madagascar on Saturday 19th September 2009. Players engaged with the school children at their assembly, as well as through class visits where autographs were signed and football mementos handed out. The school visit paid tribute to a community within which player talent was nurtured.“Walk it, talk it, wear it, share it!” says Paul Bannister, acting CEO of Brand South Africa, one of the organisations behind the initiative. “It’s all about soccer – and being part of the same team: Team South Africa.”Together with the International Marketing Council of South Africa, the initiative is being jointly driven by the country’s major 2010 partners, including the 2010 FIFA World Cup SA Organising Committee, Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), South African Tourism and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).“Wear one, tell your friends to wear one, tell your work colleagues to wear one, tell your kids to wear one. Kids, tell your parents to wear one,” said Bannister. “We call on “Team South Africa” to get interested, excited and talking about football.”The initiative also aims to mobilise South Africans to be the best hosts they can be, as we all pull together to deliver the best World Cup, both on and off the field.If the mood takes you, and you feel like you would like to go a step further, drive the nation building vibe by flying your South African flag, learning all the words of the national anthem, trying the diski dance and making some noise – Vuvuzela-style – in support of our African home teams.Bannister said that as events, audiences and media coverage goes, “it doesn’t come bigger than the football World Cup. Pulling it off is going to take a Team South Africa effort.” Brand South Africa aims to leverage the event to tell the world that we are a country, and continent that is alive with warmth, energy, resources, resourcefulness, resilience, ambition and ubuntu.“We are truly alive with possibility,” concluded Bannister.For further information on Football Friday, please contact:Margaret DingaloDirector: Stakeholder RelationsInternational Marketing Council of South AfricaTel: +27 11 483 0122last_img read more

11 Must-Read Video Production Articles (June 2016)

first_imgHere are the top news articles, rumors, and announcements from the world of video production for you to enjoy at your leisure while soaking up some summer rays.Top image via Blackmagic DesignSummer is heating up, which usually means video production news is cooling down. However, fresh on the heels of (an albeit disappointing) NAB and with some exciting announcements from Canon, Blackmagic and DJI, June has had its fair share of exciting news bits already.So, before you trade in your cameras and lights for beer koozies and swim trunks, check out these must-read articles for June.1. Major Camera Rumors from CanonCanon Rumors reports that a new Canon 5D Mark IV is currently being tested by photographers in the field ahead of an August or September announcement. There have also been whispers of an all new Canon C700 to compete with the ARRI AMIRA, along with a new Canon EF 1000mm f/5.6 IS DO lens. Stay tuned on this one. Read about the rumored Canon camera specs here.2. Werner Herzog to Teach Online Filmmaking Class This SummerIndieWire writes about Werner Herzog‘s new online film school launching this summer through Master Class. The online program features twenty video lessons and over five full hours of learning documentary and narrative feature filmmaking from the eccentric master.3. Frame.io for IOSFrame.io, the collaborative video sharing and review platform, has jumped into your phone, now allowing you to upload, review and share with collaborators from anywhere, anytime. The app, available in the App Store, utilizes some of the nifty iPhone perks like TouchID and 3D touch for Peek and Pop support.4. Blackmagic Design Releases URSA Mini 4.6K Test FootageOriginally set to be released last year, the new URSA Mini 4.6k has been delayed to get it up to functioning at full capacity. Well, looks like those issues have been fixed and Blackmagic is shipping the URSA Mini 4.6k pre-orders. Watch the test footage here.5. 5 Tips for Picking the Right Trailer MusicRed Shark News Staff puts together a helpful list of five tips to use when picking music for your film trailer. #4 is our favorite, but they’re all good! Give it a read over at Red Shark News.6. GoPro Needs a HeroSean O’Kane delves deep for The Verge in an interview with GoPro CEO Nick Woodman about the company’s less than spectacular 2015 and raising expectations for a new focus on software and editing. With recent layoffs of 7 percent of the GoPro team, the profile piece couldn’t be more timely.7. Tips for Working With LogosCaleb Ward breaks down some basic tips and tricks for working with logos when editing your next corporate video. Removing backgrounds, converting to vector art, and some simple animation tricks will help give your video that next-level shine. Try it out on The Blast at RocketStock.com.8. DJI and Film Riot Launch an Online Film SchoolDJI and Film Riot’s Ryan Connolly have decided to join forces to help you make more kick-butt films. The mini-sessions show you all the practical behind-the-scenes magic that goes into the completion of an original short film shown at the beginning of the class. As with all their teachings, you’ll enjoy the ride. Watch the first three episodes.9. Cannes 2016: What Cameras Were Used to Shoot This Year’s FilmsCurious to know what some of the best up-and-coming films were shot on at this year’s Cannes Film Festival? You’re in luck. IndieWire reached out to all the directors and DPs to find out and compile a neat little article.10. The Difference Between Color Correction and Color GradingTo some, the terms “color correction” and “color grading” are one and the same. To others, they are distinctively different parts of the coloring process. Shutterstock’s Footage Blog breaks down the definitions more thoroughly.11. Sadly, This Happened Hope those were as informational and enjoyable to read as they were for us to compile. Look out for an updated list next month and keep shooting!Have any other articles you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Lebanon blows PH 5 to pieces

first_imgPhoto from Fiba.comThe Fiba Asia Cup campaign that started in the most promising way for Gilas Pilipinas took another wicked turn for the worse on Saturday after the Filipinos were blown off the floor by host Lebanon, 106-87, at Nouhad Nawfal Stadium in Beirut.Fadi El Khatib, one of the finest scorers the region has produced, torched the dumbfounded Filipinos with 36 points and helped the Lebanese bury the Philippines early in a hole so deep to cruise to the win.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Australia, ranked 10th in the world and a newcomer in the tournament together with New Zealand, advanced to the gold medal game against 2013 champion Iran and Hamed Haddadi on Sunday.Gilas’ next big tournament will be the World Cup Qualifying that starts in November.The Filipinos will play games in Chinese Taipei, Japan and Australia in the first round. The games are scheduled on a home-and-away basis and will be played in November, February and July.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Lebanon thus advanced to a clash with China for fifth place even as the Filipinos dropped into a game versus Jordan for seventh (ongoing at press time), which would mean the worst finish for the country in the last eight years.It was the second blowout loss that the Filipinos took as their bid, which started with a 97-86 upset of the defending champion Chinese, will be remembered more for the ripping they suffered at the hands of old nemesis South Korea in the quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTeam Philippines, because of that win over China, swept its preliminary round assignments to top Group B but just couldn’t get anything going when they faced the Koreans in the first round of the knockout stages.The result was a 118-86 bamboozling on Friday as the Koreans drained a total of 16 triples to carve out the victory that added to another of those heart-rending defeats the Philippines has been taking from way back.center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC South Korea pulls off twin kill over Gilas View comments SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIES LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Gameslast_img read more

Beermen outlast Kings

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Japeth Aguilar had 18 points and LA Tenorio 16 for the Kings.Earlier, Alaska nipped also-ran KIA Picanto, 102-94, for its third straight win that kept the Aces in the running for a playoff berth.Knowing it has no form of luxury to spare with its bid in hanging by a thread, the Aces survived a great test of character to live another day.“Boy, they gave us more than what we wanted,” Alaska coach Alex Compton said. “We were struggling for a while.”Calvin Abueva scored 26 points and had 15 rebounds to lead the Aces.Compton knows the Aces need all the character they can muster as they close out their elimination round stint against Meralco on Friday and against Rain or Shine next week.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Jota draws, keeps share of top spot with Pascua, Garma PBA IMAGESBased on what he saw Sunday night, Leo Austria feels that San Miguel Beer’s chances in the PBA Governors’ Cup—and the Beermen’s historic Grand Slam bid—are in good hands with import Terrence Watson.Suiting up a third import in just over three weeks, the Beermen broke away early from Barangay Ginebra to snap the Gin Kings’ seven-game winning streak, 107-103, at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals02:41RSA reminds Ginebra to stay humble after back-to-back PBA titles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary JVee Casio hit 12 of his 20 points in the fourth period, and LaDontae Henton had a clutch triple with under a minute left that broke the game’s last tie at 94 and sent the Aces to a 3-6 record.The bottom four teams after the eliminations will get the boot, and the Picanto continue to bring up the rear with their ninth straight defeat.Geron Johnson had 39 points, including a three-pointer before the Henton conversion that kept the Picanto in the game. KIA led for majority of the contest, only to be held to just 17 points in the fourth period.ALASKA 102 – KIA 94ALASKA 102—Abueva 26, Henton 20, Casio 20, Exciminiano 14, Banchero 11, Thoss 4, Racal 3, Baclao 2, Cruz 2, Mendoza 0, Magat 0, Pascual 0, Galliguez 0, Enciso 0.KIA 94—Johnson 39, Paniamogan 12, Elorde 11, Yee 11, Khobuntin 10, Ballesteros 4, Celda 3, Jaime 2, Corpuz 2, Revilla 0, Camson 0, Salva 0.Quarters: 23-27, 46-51, 67-77, 102-94 WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next The win also put San Miguel back in top four contention in the season-closing conference.“There are still a lot of [import] options for us,” Austria said of Watson. “But after tonight, considering that this was just his first game and after having just two practices with us, he’s OK.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWatson scored 28 points and had 17 rebounds and four locals tossed in twin digits as the Beermen rose to 5-3 and tied TNT KaTropa for fourth spot.It was Ginebra’s second loss in nine games and the Gin Kings, who trailed by as many as 26 points, dropped into a tie for the lead with NLEX. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Sourav Ganguly bids adieu to competitive cricket

first_imgSourav Ganguly.India’s most successful captain – the man who single-handedly galvanised a bunch of talented players into a winning side – won’t play again. The God on the off-side has announced his retirement from competitive cricket. Sourav Ganguly made this announcement during an exclusive interview with Headlines Today executive editor Rahul Kanwal.  Breaking his silence on the IPL controversy, he said, he was playing Ranji only to stay fit for the league. And he doesn’t see any possibility of playing IPL again. So he’s hanging up his boots. Speaking to Headlines Today, he said: “I have already retired from international cricket. I was playing Ranji cricket only to stay fit for IPL. I see no possibility of playing IPL any more. And now I don’t see any point in playing competitive cricket again.” But he expressed disappointment at not finding a place in 10 IPL teams in which 70 Indians were selected. “I had the runs. Players of my age, Gilchrist, Dravid and Laxman are still actively involved. I haven’t been able to put the finger in the button why I was left out. Cricketing logic and past form suggests I should have been picked. There are several reasons I could have been dropped, but not for cricket.” So there will be no resurrection for the man, who like a phoenix has sprung surprises, every time people thought his innings was over. But Ganguly doesn’t feel betrayed by Shah Rukh Khan. “SRK spoke to me about a possible role as KKR mentor. I don’t think KKR needs a mentor. I see no role there. The team already has enough expertise in Whatmore and Akram. I wanted to play and not mentor the team. I didn’t see myself in the sort of a role Kumble has chosen.” To put it more succinctly, he said: “We are in a profession, where we get selected. Opinions differ. But I thought I deserved a place.” But such is his love for the Kolkata outfit that he was disappointed over how the team has been handled, especially over the past two seasons. “I agree KKR didn’t do well. We had the acumen to deliver, but suffered a confidence problem. I felt there was panic every time we lost. There was panic among the owners, panic among the players. But you need continuity in a team to deliver like Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. When we don’t win 3 seasons in a row, there’s an opportunity to rebuild. I understand KKR felt they deserved better and when they got an opportunity to rebuild the team, they wanted to bring in some fresh faces.” His passion for the game won’t die. His IPL dream flickered when Kochi wanted him after the auctions. But the franchises put a spanner in the works. And Ganguly was left in the cold again. “I was very disappointed when the franchises stalled the repurchase. The rules of the IPL have been changed in the past. Every rule in sport should give an opportunity to play, not keep them out. Whether it’s Sourav Ganguly today or some other player sometime.” Ganguly junked the theory floated by some franchises that he brings baggage with him and indulges in politics. “I have played cricket, 5 years as captain and 8 years under different skippers. I have helped in building what Team India is today. And this doesn’t come by playing politics.” And the man who along with Sachin was part of one of the most destructive opening pairs in history won’t swing the willow again. Rather, he will still be part of the game, but not on the field. “I am mentally preparing myself for an administrator’s role at some stage. I would love to be part of the Cricket Association of Bengal at some point of my life. I also would love to coach the Indian cricket team as well.” Cricket Association of Bengal is home turf. But the Bengal Tiger could also eye the chair of the Indian Cricket Board. Nothing is impossible for the unputdownable Dada.advertisementlast_img read more

Jwala-Diju stun second seeds at China Masters

first_imgJwala Gutta and V Diju pulled off a big upset when they defeated second-seeded locals Tao Jiaming and Qing Tian 5-21, 21-14, 21-18 in the opening round of the China Masters badminton championships in Changzhou on Wednesday.The Indian duo came back brilliantly after losing the opener 5-21 in a mere nine minutes. It was the terrific smashing of Diju, coupled with the brilliant net play of Jwala, which saw the Indian pair turn the tables on their fancied opponents.In the second game, the Indians trailed 7-12, but it was at this juncture that Diju started the rescue act. The tall player scored repeatedly with his thundering smashes – something which the Chinese duo failed to contend with.The decider turned out to be a very close affair, with Diju and Jwala enjoying slender leads. With the match interestingly poised at 15- all, Diju again came up with a couple of breathtaking smashes to put the Indians ahead at 17- 15. Thereafter, it was Diju and Jwala who kept their nerves as they went on to pocket the decider 21-18.The Indian duo will play Korean pair Yong Dae Lee and Jung Eung Ha on Thursday.Saina Nehwal also moved into the second round with an easy 21-6, 21-18 win over compatriot Aditi Mutatkar. Aditi had reached the main draw through a tough qualifier.In both the games, Saina took huge leads and went on to record her first win over Aditi at an international tournament.The Hyderabadi next plays against Aiyna Kurnihara of Japan.advertisementKashyap moves upMeanwhile, P Kashyap, the country’s top men’s singles player, defeated England’s Rajiv Ouseph 19-21, 21-16, 21-11 in the opening round. Kashyap will now take on second seed Peter Gade of Denmark.last_img read more

2012 NTL Photos

first_imgTo view, please click on the following link:www.energyimages.com.au/v/Touch_Football/NTL/Some of the Energy Images photographs from the 2012 X-Blades National Touch League have been added to the NTL website. To view, please click on the link below: http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-907-0-0-0&a=PHOTOGAL_Llast_img